Erica Jesonis and Cecil County Public LIbrary Receives Prestigious “Mover and Shaker” Award From Library Journal Magazine

Erica Jesonis, Web Manager and Graphic Designer at the Cecil County Public Library has been named a “Mover and Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication, Library Journal.

In its March 15, 2012 issue, Library Journal named 53 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service to meet the needs of the people they serve.

Library Journal honored Erica Jesonis, Web Manager and Graphic Designer at Cecil County Public Library in Elkton, MD. She was selected because of her commitment to the profession and her innovative approach to the management of the library’s comprehensive website, blog and advocacy efforts.

When Salem Press awarded its 2011 Local Library Blog prize to the library, staffers there knew the credit should go to Jesonis as the driving force. In the last two years, Jesonis “has taken the website to new heights and made striking photography and graphic design an integral part of our marketing and publications,” says CCPL director Denise Davis. She was also responsible for the My Library, My Lifeline tree-inspired logo used as part of a successful postcard marketing campaign aimed at telling local officials how vital the system is to its community.

“Being recognized as a ‘Mover & Shaker’ indicates that, as a professional, one has the passion, dedication and desire to serve the public,” said Francine Fialkoff, Library Journal Editor-in-Chief.

A native of Cecil County, Ms. Jesonis graduated from Perryville High and attended the University of Delaware. She has worked at CCPL since 2006.

The 2012 Movers & Shakers were selected by the editors of Library Journal, the profession’s leading trade magazine. Each of the Movers & Shakers will be prominently featured in the March 15th issue of Library Journal and celebrated at a special luncheon in June during the American Library Association’s annual conference in Anaheim, CA. The print feature’s companion website is sponsored by OCLC and available at http://www.libraryjournal.com/movers2012. The luncheon and awards ceremony is made possible by the support of sponsors, including ABC-CLIO, DEMCO, ProQuest, Reference USA, and Rosen Publishing.

Read more about new inductees at http://www.libraryjournal.com/movers2012.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

The Cecil County Public Library operates seven branches located throughout Cecil

County, MD. The library serves over 50,000 registered borrowers. The mission of the Cecil County Public Library is to provide access to educational and cultural resources for all and to promote individual and community success.

About Library Journal

In its 136th year of publication, Library Journal is the oldest and most respected publication covering the library field. Considered to be the “bible” of the library world, LJ is read by more than 100,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries.

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